Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Taylor enjoyed a sensational game on Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, posting seven tackles, a defended pass and an interception in the 24-20 victory.
The Steelers were buoyed by their defense late in the game, as it constantly turned back Eli Manning, giving the offense and Ben Roethlisberger a chance to win the contest.
This year, Taylor has amassed 27 tackles, 20 solo, and eight defended passes. It's been a slow start for the 10-year veteran, but perhaps this game will signal a return to his old form.
On a team that is annually ravaged by injury, Taylor has been a picture of health. In his decade of NFL service, Taylor has only missed three games, all of which were back in 2004.